Pocket pets


Pocket pets


Morning Cup of Links: Mahna Mahna

Miss Cellania

How often does someone who draws super heros get to become one himself?  Comic strip artist Chris Weston suddenly saw the chance to use his skills to fight crime. Really.

The Quick 10: 10 First Lady Fashion Faux Pas

Stacy Conradt

Michelle Obama is both lauded and disparaged for her fashion choices, especially her recent decision to wear (gasp) shorts while riding Air Force One.

Je suis en Paris! 8 Things I Learned on Vacation

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Part of the reason I moved to England was so I would be able to more easily travel to other parts of Europe and the world.

12 More Classes We Wish Our Colleges Had Offered

Stacy Conradt

[Here's the original 12 Classes We Wish Our Colleges Had Offered post, in case you missed it the first time

10 Famous Actors Who Started Out in Commercials

David K. Israel

Actors' relationships with TV jingles are sort of like that old riddle: What walks on four legs in the morning, two at noon and three at dawn?

They Might Be Giants Release Educational Science Album for Kids

Chris Higgins

Nerd parent alert: new TMBG album of science stuff for kids available now! (iTunes Link) Indie pop icons They Might Be Giants have long been known for embedding factoids in their songs.

Brain Game: As Easy as ABCDE

In today's Brain Game, you'll fill in the blanks in five words by using ONLY the first five letters of the alphabet: A, B, C, D, and E.

Morning Cup of Links: Disney Marvels

Miss Cellania

In response to the news that Disney will acquire Marvel Comics, people all over the net are creating mashups of Disney and Marvel characters. A boatload of these hybrids are collected at Super Punch.

The Late Movies: Roomba Rides

Mario Marsicano

Labor Day Weekend is upon us. You're going away, but the carpets aren't going to clean themselves. Better leave the Roomba on... Clean carpets and entertainment for your

The Quick 10: 10 Horror Board Games

Stacy Conradt

Although Fall isn't for another 21 days, September 1 means autumn to me"¦ which means I can finally break out the Halloween stuff without being considered the neighborhood loony (I know"

3 American Border Disputes You Probably Never Studied

Rob Lammle

This article was originally posted last year. When America was being divvied up, surveyors and cartographers were as accurate as possible drawing the boundaries between these new regions.

Two More Things I Just Learned About Fish

Matt Soniak

When I'm not blogging for mental_floss, I can usually be found wearing bright orange rubber pants and gutting, cutting and selling fish at my local Whole Foods (and winning awards for it).

10 Quirky Marriage Proposals

Miss Cellania

Since the mental_floss article Modern Marriage Proposals was published in 2007, I have read about many more marvelous methods men have used to asked for their sweetheart's hand in marriage, plus

How a Differential Gear Works

Chris Higgins

Ever wondered how a differential gear on a car works? Well, if you're like me, your first question is just what the heck is a differential?

Brain Game: Numbered Names

Enjoy Tuesday's Brain Game, and good luck! If Henrietta = 13, Noel = 1, and Esther =3, then Annie = ? Here is the SOLUTION. THE SOLUTION: NINE. Each numeric equivalent is an un